One of the richest and most interesting domestic tours in Kazakhstan is an excursion to the Altyn-Emel National Park

We invite you to spend one day on an active tour in Kazakhstan: all the most amazing locations of Altyn-Emel will reveal their secrets to you! You will see such wonders of nature as the Singing Dune, Aktau and Katutau mountains, picturesque landscapes and unusual photo locations.

The program of the Altyn-Emel excursion

Starting from Almaty
Departure for a tour from Almaty around Kazakhstan in the morning. Our driver will pick you up at the specified address and you will hit the road. The famous Singing Dune awaits you. Travel time is about 4 km (305 km).

Arrival to the singing Dune
Upon arrival, you will visit the Singing Dune, a unique natural phenomenon, the pride of Altyn-Emel Park, one of the "Seven New Wonders of Nature". You can listen to the astounding sounds that are heard above the dune and learn many legends associated with this location. And, of course, this is where you can take breathtaking photos. A walk along the Singing Dune will take about 1.5 hours.

Arrival to Aktau mountains
Then the Aktau mountains await us (the journey takes about 2.5 hours, 130 km). You will pass the trekking route along the chalk cliffs of Aktau, accompanied by our guide under his interesting stories. The length of the route is 3 km, and after its completion, you will have lunch.
Arrival to the Katutau Mountains
The next part of our weekend tour of Kazakhstan is a tour of the Katutau mountains. Moving about 40 minutes (30 km)—and you will find yourself in truly cosmic landscapes of the volcanic mountains of Katutau. These are the highest and most deserted mountains of Altyn-Emel, and, of course, many fascinating legends and stories are associated with them. And you will learn about them during a short tour.
Arrival in Almaty
After such a rich program, you will return to Almaty. The total return journey time is about 4 hours (310 km). Our driver will take you to your residence or drop you off anywhere in the city.
Route length - 775 km

Tour time - 9 hours

Total tour time - 15 hours

Seasonality: all year round, the best months to visit are from April to October

A one-day tour to Altyn-Emel is carried out at the request of customers, both in the mode of group tours and as an individual tour in Kazakhstan. When ordering a tour, you can additionally make changes to the route for a fee. Additionally, you can include in the tour:
- overnight in one of the guesthouses along the route.

What to take on a one-day weekend tour in Kazakhstan

  • Comfortable walking shoes

    Trekking boots, sneakers or comfortable hiking shoes are the best solution.

  • Comfortable and warm clothes
    During a holiday in the mountains of Almaty, the temperature can fluctuate significantly, and it is better to grab warm clothes that do not hinder movement.

  • Sunscreens and repellents
    Cosmetics with a UV filter, repellent creams, a hat, and sunglasses will definitely come in handy while walking.
  • Food and drinks
    If you have chosen the economy format of a weekend tour in Kazakhstan, you can take water, drinks, and food with you to have a snack or have a picnic in one of the picturesque locations along the route.

Express tour price:

Economy mode

The price of renting a car with a driver in Almaty is $600 (6 seats)

The price includes:

comfortable SUV,

services of a driver-guide.

* Meals are not included in the tour, you can order lunch at the café along the way or take food with you

All-Inclusive Mode

The price of the tour depends on the number of travelers:

1 tourist - $700 per person

6 tourists - $170 per person.

The price includes:

comfortable SUV,

services of a driver-guide,

lunch, tea and coffee on the way,

entrance tickets for the route,

drinking water (1 liter per person).

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